Jorda Daigneault, FNP, Joins Grace Cottage Family Health

TOWNSHEND, VT—Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Jorda Daigneault will begin seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health starting June 16. Born at Grace Cottage Hospital (she was delivered by the hospital’s founder, Dr. Carlos Otis), Daigneault received a diploma from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Boston, her BSN from the University of the State of New […]

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Grace Cottage Announces New Emergency Department Co-Directors

TOWNSHEND–Dr. Kimona Alin, of West Dover, and Dr. Kenneth Rudd, of New Hampshire, are the new co-directors of Grace Cottage Hospital’s Emergency Department, taking over the position that was held by Dr. Christopher Schmidt, who is now Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Alin has been employed at Grace Cottage since 2002. She graduated from State University […]

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Grace Cottage Foundation Announces New Board Member

TOWNSHEND, VT—Grace Cottage Foundation announced today that Patricia Mack of Grafton, Vermont, has been elected to its Board of Directors.  Born in and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mack graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Interior Design.  She worked as a designer at Ethan Allen in Connecticut, and later ran her own interior decorating […]

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Vermont Health Connect Announces Special Enrollment Period

Vermont Health Connect has announced that some Vermonters who missed this year’s Open Enrollment still have an opportunity to apply for 2015 health coverage. Specifically, Vermonters who don’t have health insurance and learn about the new Shared Responsibility Payment when they file their 2014 taxes now have a chance to avoid paying the full federal […]

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Traveling to the Caribbean? Take Precautions Against Mosquito Bites!

Are you a frozen Vermonter seeking warmth this winter?   The Vermont Department of Health is reminding all people traveling to the Caribbean, and Central and South America and parts of Mexico to take precautions against chikungunya – a virus spread through mosquito bites. Chikungunya infections are rarely fatal, but can cause severe joint pain, […]

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Weight Watchers Program Starting February 4th

A new session of Weight Watchers will be held at Grace Cottage Hospital starting February 4, 2015.   The program meets every Wednesday from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm for 12 weeks from February 4th to April 22nd.  Registration will take place on January 28th. Meetings are held in the Community Wellness Center, located in the Heins […]

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Expanded Hours at Messenger Valley Pharmacy

Messenger Valley Pharmacy is excited to announce expanded hours.  Starting Friday January 2, 2015, the pharmacy will be open daily at 8 am.   The pharmacy will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  On Saturdays, the pharmacy will be open 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.      

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